Hamilton, whose .361 average is the highest in the majors, hasn't played since bruising his ribs after crashing into the outfield wall in Minnesota last Saturday. There is still no timetable for his return.
Hamilton has a team-high 31 homers and 97 RBIs. He threw with shortstop Elvis Andrus, out since Saturday with a sore right hamstring. Andrus is expected to play Friday when Texas returns home to face the New York Yankees.